马尔文仪器公司休斯顿（美国德克萨斯州）办事处的团队很高兴主办最近在两月的15会议上举行的两个美国石油学会（API）工作组的2013会议，重点讨论如何最好地分析钻井泥浆和矿物它们组成的组件。 来自马尔文的专家 - 大客户经理Steve Ward Smith博士和海湾国家客户经理Jon Layton - 都参与了两个组织的工作，这些组织正致力于提高和规范水性和油基钻井液的特性。
Drilling muds or fluids play a critical role in the oil industry. They maintain a safe and effective operation by: removing cuttings from the well; stabilizing and protecting the developing formation; and lubricating, cooling and supporting the drill bit. Closely matching a drilling mud to the geology of a well, and the requirements of the project, is crucial and relies on effective characterization of the product.
API WG4 (Working Group) is looking at the characterization techniques that can be applied to both oil- and water-based muds. This is a long term project, currently at a relatively early stage, that will examine how techniques such as automated imaging and laser diffraction can be usefully applied. It is likely to produce multiple standards over the next few years.
API WG3 has the more closely-defined objective of developing a new standard for the use of laser diffraction to analyze oil-based muds and is currently conducting round-robin tests to identify the impact of different methodologies on the results obtained. This work is expected to lead to a new API standard for the application of laser diffraction in drilling mud analysis some time next year.
To find out more about the work of either group visit: www.api.org or to learn about Malvern analyzers for drilling muds at www.malvern.com/labeng/industry/drilling-fluids.htm
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